Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.
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The Washington County Attorney's Office is expected to file murder charges against an Oak Park Heights prison inmate who allegedly strangled a fellow prisoner Monday, authorities said. Inmate Shane Lawrence Cooper, 30, was found dead Dec. 2 on the floor in his cell with a ligature around his neck, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The BCA said surveillance footage captured another inmate, 39-year-old Benjamin Heath Beck, entering Cooper's cell shortly before he was found.
The city of Woodbury and homeowners continued to clean up after several water main breaks that took place Nov.
Her love for food and cooking took her on a journey through culinary school and various area restaurants. Her love for pastries and baking took her across the Atlantic Ocean on an internship in Paris, later inspiring her to open up her own French-influenced bakery. Lymarie Jimenez will soon open “Sugar Love Bakery,” bringing some Parisian treats to Tamarack Hills in Woodbury. Jimenez already has a kitchen in St.
During his last tour in Afghanistan, Woodbury firefighter Greg Schlichting woke up to a fire that took down an operational hut made of plywood and Plexiglas. The fire was so large he had to resist jumping in and fighting the blaze without resources. It was like an inferno that escalated so fast nobody could’ve saved the satellite equipment, computers or any of the technology. And it didn’t help that it took nearly two hours to get a fire truck out there from a larger base. “I missed having a truck,” he said.
Does a convention and visitors bureau have a place in Woodbury? Woodbury City Council is willing to pay to find out. The city is moving ahead with a feasibility study to determine if a CVB or a destination marketing organization (DMO), which would impose a lodging tax on all six hotels in Woodbury and provide a one-stop shop to look up activities, amenities, hotel and dining services, is the way to go. Although CVBs are beneficial to hotels, a lodging tax would put Woodbury hotels at a competitive disadvantage, said Kirk Schultz of the Madison Hospitality Group that manages the Countr
Woodbury officials decided to hold the annual Fourth of July fireworks show in conjunction with the newly renovated Bielenberg Sports Center grand opening next year. Moving the festivities from Ojibway...
A new program for uninsured Washington County residents has been utilized by some, though not enough for county officials to invest in significantly expanding it. The Prescription Discount Card program offered by the National Association of Counties (NACo) has been running in Washington County for 14 months, with about 300 users taking advantage of it, according to Public Health Director Lowell Johnson. The program gives qualified residents up to $10 discount on each prescription in some cases, adding up to significant savings over time. But with just 7 percent or 16,800 people of the
Woodbury Lakes annual Holiday Open House will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Woodbury Lakes. The event will feature Santa Claus, the lighting of a Christmas tree, sleigh rides and a live reindeer display, costumed characters, performances by the Zinghoppers band, craft projects, a cookie decoration station and a book signing by local author Trina Dawkins Patterson. The evening culminates with WCCO’s meteorologist Chris Shaffer welcoming Santa as he arrives on a fire truck escorted by the Woodbury Fire Department.
Two people were transported to Woodwinds Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a three-vehicle crash at Bailey Road and Settlers Ridge Parkway. One of the vehicles was turned on its side when the Woodbury Fire Department responded to the scene where they extricated one of the injured, according to Woodbury Public Safety Department spokeswoman Michelle Okada. The extent of the injuries was not immediately available, however, Okada said they did not appear to be severe.
Some east metro cities are scratching their heads and wondering why population and household growth projections released by the Metropolitan Council are so far off from their local comprehensive plans. Specifically cities like Woodbury and Cottage Grove say the Met Council’s 2040 forecast is too low and doesn’t reflect building activity that has picked up in the last few years. The south Washington County cities are preparing responses to the preliminary forecasts that predict a 900,000 population growth throughout the metro area with Minneapoli